Ames Chamber of Commerce

Workforce

Childcare

  • Parent Referral Hotline – Parent Specialists offer referrals to parents for information on child care openings for home and center-based child care and no-cost education and guidance on selecting the best child care program for your families.The Department of Human Services along with Child Care Resource & Referral are updating this list daily for essential staff to access. Phone: 855-244-5301
  • Map for Child Care Programs with Vacancies – The Department of Human Services along with Child Care Resource & Referral are updating this list daily for essential staff to access.
  • Resources for Childcare Businesses – Quickly access information that may be needed to support your child care business and educational tools for children. 

Employees

  • Unemployment – workers impacted by COVID-19 closures can apply online for unemployment benefits.
    • Make sure you are selecting that you are receiving unemployment benefits due to the COVID-19 spread.
    • Unemployment Webinar
  • Immediate Job Openings - View more open positions at WorkInAmes.com
  • Eviction Suspension (March 20 Proclamation) – Temporarily suspends some evictions under the Iowa Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and the Manufactured Home Communities or Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act in certain circumstances.
  • Foreclosure Suspension (March 22 Proclamation) – Temporarily suspends the foreclosure proceedings, or the prosecution of ongoing foreclosure proceedings, on residential, commercial, and agricultural real property located in the state of Iowa.
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